It seems for every critique of today’s monied urban revival there’s another paid life-style columnist arguing why gentrification should be cherished, if they even admit gentrification exists at all.
“Gentrification isn’t happening, but if it was happening, it would be a good thing.“
That was the crux of a Slate article last year that prompted many well-written rebuttals. This kind of double-think has served climate change deniers well: pretend the crisis doesn’t exist, but if it did exist, it would be fine and good and certainly nobody’s fault (it’s just the will of the free market, after all).
Deniers of global warming counter scientific data showing Earth is getting hotter with anecdotes involving snowballs on the floor of Congress. They claim since there’s no crisis and mankind will be just fine, therefore the ‘alarmists’ as they call us are simply forcing Freedom lovers out of their Freedom-Mobiles to eat Commie vegetables served by gay Mexican lunch ladies.
— Café French Toast (@CafeFrenchToast) April 13, 2016
Don’t worry about class struggle, go back to tweeting about your French press.